|Occurred : 8/21/2003 01:30 (Entered as : 08/21/03 01:30)
Reported: 8/26/2003 12:16:25 PM 12:16
Location: Essexville, MI
|It look like a star from my distance;
I was sitting on my third story belconey looking over the north-northwest skies about 1:30 am enjoying the balmy clear nite sky watching the star's and looking for satilites. To the north looking over the Saginaw Bay I notice what I thought was a star in the lower portion of the sky. Nothing abnormal about it until it move into a loop and shot downward and upwards at about 70 degrees due north and faintly disapeared. I knew that it was not any type of aircraft, nor was no other aircraft in the vacinity at this time, because I was monitoring Cleveland Air Traffic Control Center. Where I live in Essexville MI, J-36 high altitude jet route cross over ar area. I believe this was some type of object that was sitting still for some time until it decicided to exit?
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. Based on what is written above, we suspect that the witness possesses a more than just passing knowledge of aviation and aircraft, and would be effective at distinguishing normal aircraft from something else. PD))